Pronounced: muh-TOOT-en-el (alt: muh-TYOOT-en-el), adj

Notes: I don’t think I’ve heard this word

Yesterday’s word

The word mimsy means “prim; feeble; affected”

First usage

This word was created in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

This word was coined by Lewis Carroll in a poem he published in his periodical Mischmasch. An expanded version of this poem appeared in Through the Looking-Glass as Jabberwocky. I think I’ve read Jabberwocky, but I didn’t recall this word. It is thought that our word is a combination of slimy and lithe.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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